Programs Quality of Life
As part of its longtime mission of enhancing the quality of life in Port Washington and surrounding communities, Residents monitors and contributes to everyday efforts to create clean, green and efficient public spaces that make living and doing business here a pleasure.
Our work in this capacity often involves collaboration with government agencies, civic groups and other local organizations, making this a truly communal undertaking.
Under the program’s umbrella, we’ve led and otherwise participated in a variety of initiatives, including:
- Successfully advocated for the adoption of a Tree Ordinance that mandates public notice before any tree is taken down in Town of North Hempstead (Led by Curt Trinko, Dan Donatelli & Rick Krainin)
- Introduced Tree-1-1 Campaign to enhance information and dialogue about public trees in Port Washington.
- Planted most of the trees on Port Washington Boulevard, Main Street and Shore Road (Led by Myron Blumenfeld)
- Brought a water play area to the Blumenfeld Family Park (Led by Jennifer Rimmer)
- Actively Plan and care for 16 gardens on the Port Washington Peninsula. (Led by Betsy Liegey)
- Launched Keep Port Beautiful…Pass It On Campaign including recycled art, beautifying vacant windows and anti-litter campaign (Led by Betsy Liegey)
- Continually host community clean-ups on Main Street and along Port’s waterfront. (Led by Staff)
- Launched The Clean, Green Zone on Main Street Spring ‘09 to improve the appearance and cleanliness of Port Washington’s central business district (Conceived by Doug Wood, run by staff)
- Working with TONH, applicable villages and other community groups to create a shoreline to shoreline trail along Hempstead Harbor Park to Roslyn and a Manhasset Bay trail stretching from the Town Dock to Manorhaven Park. (Led by Bonnie Doran)